The one where we went to Thorpe Park

Okay, so another week has passed and it has been quite a busy one.

I went for a lovely lunch at Ask Italian in Northwood with my Mum last week. I’m not sure why we never go there as it is mighty delicious! Mum had a divine pork dish whilst I opted for a risotto. Both were scrumptious (I made sure Mum shared some of her pork after eyeing it up on her plate!) and we had a chocolate sharing platter for dessert. My only criticism being that I could have happily eaten the entire sharing platter myself, but in all honesty it’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth.

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We also popped over to Cook. They sell the most delicious ready meals that taste home cooked. It has become my ‘go to’ place if I’m in a hurry or feel lazy about cooking. I particularly enjoy their Chicken Korma – yummy!

Whilst we were in there, a lady recognised Mum as a childhood playmate. They haven’t seen each other for over twenty years. It was so nice to see the excitement in their eyes after rediscovering each other.

That’s the thing these days, we are so lucky to have social media, email and mobile phones to stay in touch with each other. I think it’s so easy to forget that it required a lot more effort a few years ago!

Phil and I have also been going to the gym. It feels really good to squeeze in a work out in the evening. Even if it is only for half an hour or an hour. Whilst I was on the treadmill, I noticed an error in the spelling of ‘elapsed’. It’s going to irritate me every time I go there now!

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Last Thursday saw the opening of Topshop in Watford. I received an email saying that it will be opening at 10am and as a person who quite enjoys shopping, I decided to pop along with my friend Adele. We were quite early so decided to have a look around first before bracing ourselves for the shiny new Topshop. When we returned just before 10am, there was a crowd of around fifty people and a lady outside telling everybody that they weren’t ready. It was pretty disappointing and reflected badly on the brand in my opinion. Adele and I still had a nice time though and I snapped up a dress to wear to baby Archie’s christening next month.

We also went and had lunch at Ed’s Easy Diner. I love it there as I am all over American Diners. I also adore the music that they play and if you are lucky enough to be sat at a table with a jukebox, you can even choose your own track!

The other good thing about our trip to Ed’s was that I had a 50% off voucher emailed to me, so we ate for half the price. Bargain!

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On Saturday we took a trip into Maida Vale to meet my friend Alex for lunch. It was lovely to see her and check out her swanky West London pad. We went to a place called Raouls and I had a duck dish that was wonderful.

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Yesterday was the last day of summer I believe and what better way to end the season of warmth than a trip to Thorpe Park. I hadn’t been since I was a small girl with a fear of rides. The last time I went, I only went on the tea cups, so I was a bit apprehensive about the thrill factor of the rides. I needn’t have worried though as there really is something for everyone. I also think that I am a bit braver now. Especially as I even went on Logger’s Leap. Although, I did pull a face like this:

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I honestly think that this is the single most grotesque photograph of myself ever taken. And now it resides in my living room.

We went with our friends (who are much braver than I am!) Sarah, Matt, Nick and Alex. It was nice to hang out with couples. I have been with Phil for almost ten years and it is only recently that the majority of our friends have coupled up. It’s great because now we can all have fun together.

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Here are a few snaps from our day!

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I have also been Vlogging and you can find my Vlog on Thorpe Park here:

We were thrilled last week when finally (after months of nurturing), we saw our first flower on one of our Black-Eyed Susan plants!

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I also visited my Grandad last week which was so nice. Whilst I was there, I found this gem from sports day in the mid nineties:

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I don’t think I have changed very much, although thankfully I have ditched the cycle shorts.

Until next time…

L x

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